Title: The Prophecy
Author: Erin Albert
Series: The Fulfillment Series
Publication Date: November 14th, 2013
Synopsis: Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.
Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He’s grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear…not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war?
Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidentally meets Layla, he’s no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction—for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms.
When Nash’s secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.
Review: I won this in a giveaway but I’ve been wanting to read it since a friend mentioned it on twitter. While I had some problems with it, it was overall a very fun and enjoyable read. There were times that I felt it was rushed and that more could have been done with this first book and in developing the world. There was a lot going on with the characters, I know at one point I was confused at how she had them jump a few months in time. I thought I had missed something at first and I skipped back to re-read. I also found that the characters and world lacked a certain depth that would have made them truly amazing. Despite all this I really enjoyed the book, it’s a good debut, and I look forward to the next books in this series.